If you’re looking for a nonsurgical treatment for varicose veins that will let you return to many of your daily activities immediately afterward, you may try Varithena. The treatment should only take about an hour, and doesn’t use heat or glue, reducing the risk of injury and foreign substances in your blood. If you’re interested in trying Varithena to treat your varicose veins, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Bradley Radwaner at Elite Veins NY.
Varithena is a drug that is injected directly into your varicose veins. Your doctor will administer a small amount of foam into the malfunctioning vein, filling it and collapsing it, thus reducing the appearance of varicose veins.
Generally, your doctor will take less than an hour to administer Varithena. Treatment with Varithena is minimally invasive and nonsurgical. Your doctor will numb the injection site or sites, but no additional anesthesia is required.
Afterward, patients may resume some activities the very same day. Heavy exercise, however, should be avoided. Post-treatment bandages need to be kept dry for 48 hours and compression stockings — tightly fitting stockings that promote blood flow back to the heart — need to be worn on the treated legs for up to two weeks. Patients should walk for at least 10 minutes per day in the weeks following treatment.
Everyone is different. Some patients only require a single treatment. Additional treatments may be needed, however, depending on the number and size of veins being treated. Dr. Radwaner will give you an estimate for several treatments upon your initial visit.
If you are interested in trying Varithena, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dr. Radwaner of Elite Veins NY. Please call or schedule an appointment online.
Elite Veins NY is a concierge practice without a concierge fee. Before your appointment, please provide the office with your insurance policy number and group number in order for us to check your out-of-network coverage. Participates in Medicare only.